Contribution to the Sahel Cluster Operational Plans of 2021 and 2022
NLRC funding source: Block Grant 2018-2021 – Chronic Crises The rapid deterioration of the Sahel crisis has driven humanitarian needs across the region to unprecedented levels. In 2020 a new record high of 24 million Sahelians in need of life-saving assistance and protection due to conflicts, climate shocks, chronic vulnerabilities, and endemic poverty1. This situation led more people than ever before to flee their homes. In the Sahel, climate change, food insecurity, poverty, conflict, and violence have converged and are overwhelming the lives of millions of people. Mounting humanitarian need is the most visible symptom of the triple peril of severe-weather related disasters, poverty and insecurity plaguing the region. COVID-19 has made the situation even worse.